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Director, Project Development

This Director position will lead project development and execution efforts. The Co-located Load initiative is focused on origination and development of a pipeline of renewable energy projects that are designed to host on-site loads (specifically, green hydrogen production or new data center capacity). The successful candidate will lead and manage all project development efforts for the renewable energy components of these projects, while taking into account the critical development requirements of the specific on-site load (e.g., land, water rights, fiber, etc). This includes site identification, land acquisition, project permitting, coordinating site studies and diligence, managing the interconnection process, managing project development budgets, and ensuring projects successfully reach construction commencement.

This position reports to the Chief Development Officer. Alternate locations (Salt Lake City, Houston, or virtual) can be considered. The role requires the ability to manage multiple project portfolios, attention to detail and travel as needed. The successful candidate will work on a cross functional team with new product development, origination, commercial, legal, finance, engineering, construction, and outside consultants, landowners, customers, project stakeholders and utility companies. The role requires project management knowledge and expertise with wind, solar, and storage technologies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Originate and develop a pipeline of renewable energy projects optimized to host green hydrogen production facilities or new data center capacity. Actively contribute as part of the broader cross-functional team seeking to launch a new business line.
  • Lead and manage all aspects of project development from origination through to construction commencement.
  • Eventually lead a growing team of project manager(s).
  • Develop and manage project development schedules and budgets.
  • Lead project meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage contract obligations in key project documents.
  • Lead Project Discretionary Permitting including permit strategy, tracking permit efforts, working with local AHJs, presenting at permit hearings.
  • Coordinate for delivery of site and environmental studies, surveys and diligence reports.
  • Coordinate for delivery of ALTA Surveys and Title Reports.
  • Lead Interconnection process from Interconnection Application through to Interconnection Agreements.
  • Work with internal and external Engineering teams as they progress engineering and design.
  • Work with internal construction management team on contractor selection process.
  • Coordinate with construction management team on securing ministerial permits.
  • Handoff projects once fully developed and permitted to construction management team.
  • Participate in project financings answering relevant diligence questions and providing required documents.
  • Coordinate additional resources or outside consultants/contractors as well as managing and meeting expenses throughout project development.
  • Apply critical thinking needed to communicate and influence employees at all levels regarding project risks, opportunities, and recommended action.
  • Provide support and analysis for Business Development pipeline reporting.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least 10 (ten) years of project management and/or development experience in wind, solar or related field. Energy storage knowledge and familiarity with ERCOT, SPP, and WECC markets are a strong plus.
  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in engineering, project/construction management or equivalent.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Extensive knowledge of renewable energy project development, utilities, interconnection, permitting, contracting.
  • Extensive knowledge of renewable energy technologies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required including public speaking and/or platform skills for executive management presentations.
  • Self-starter, very self-reliant and capable of operating with minimum supervision.
  • Willingness and ability to travel 10-20% on average but more as required by projects.
  • Experience with energy storage, including battery storage, a plus.
  • Experience utilizing CRM systems and developing metrics.
  • Comfortable managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Job country: United States


Category: Renewable Energy Semiconductor Manufacturing

Location: , CA, United States

Job posted 2022-05-22

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